Hello! Thank you for reading about my fundraiser!
Years ago, I took a two-year sabbatical before staring a family in order to serve disadvantaged and orphaned children. That sabbatical took me to a village in Tanzania, a slum in Ecuador, and an indigenous community in Panama. My eyes are forever opened to the vulnerability of children. Now that I feel my family is ready to hold down the fort without me, I’m longing to serve again. So I am going to Peru to volunteer at a small family-run home for disadvantaged children in the Sacred Valley called Hogar Semillas de Jesus.
In preparation for my trip, I have decided to fundraise for the Peruvian kids I’ll be spending time with. Our team goal is to raise $10,000. Why this amount? It would put a nice dent in the $33,000 yearly budget it takes to keep this home in operation. Could you imagine taking care of 22 children without this financial help? Nope, me neither.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $1,500. My hope is to raise this amount by the time I leave for Peru in late-April. Therefore, I am asking for your support. In return, you will rest assured that every single tax-deductible dollar donated goes directly to the cause. Project Left Behind is one of the few organizations that operates with ZERO overhead. I will also be able to tell you from the horse’s mouth what your money is doing for these children. I cannot wait to share my upcoming volunteer experience with you! THANK YOU for your support!
About the children's home:
In early 2016 Project Left Behind (PLB) a US non-profit, was made aware of a small private home for disadvantaged and orphanaed children in need of funding located in Urubamba, Peru. The home was struggling to make ends meet. PLB set off to learn more and what they found was a woman named Isabel full of love who treated these children as her own. An educator herself, Isabel believed whole-heartedly in a child’s right to an education. Therefore she began to house and educate children who were otherwise not attending school. PLB saw first hand that Isabel’s work was worthy and needing of on-going support so it was decided that Project Left Behind would take it on!
Our goals is to raise $10,000 before we leave on April 30th to volunteer at the Peruvian children's home!
This would put a solid dent in the $33,000 yearly budget PLB has commited to. The budget provides the "village" needed to raise and take care of the children. It includes a psychologist, teacher, school tutor, cook, cleaner, accountant and director. The budget also covers two higher education scholorships and funding to finish a new study room. Lastly it provides the household needs like toiletries and utilities. With these necessities covered, Isabel can focus on that love she is so good at giving to the children!
100% of ALL donations go directly to the children's home because our forprofit partner, NuttZo, covers all overhead for PLB.